Amalur lead designer Ian Frazier predicts what the next-gen consoles will have in store for consumers - apparently not much
beside what we have now innovation wise, graphics is all that will improve apart from hardware to allow more things or enemies etc etc in games. a matrix like hologram would be the next big thing for gaming alike
They already improved the visuals, the sound, and made controllers vibrate so that you can feel the intensity of a game. The next obvious next gen innovation is ... smell. That way games can literally stink! ;-)
yeah, graphic/performance update for next gen.. what exactly was this guy expecting ?
He shouldn't be looking much farther than current mid range pc's. Mods are out the window since it would cut into dlc sales. And coming off of skyrim, kingdoms seem very casually orientated, at least thats the feeling the demo gave me. If nothing else i'll take an elimination to loading screens plz.
So long as it doesn't abandon the faithful controller I'll be happy
I bet we see a lot more in the motion department, and not like what we have now. The good stuff. Both will also likely be far more community focused. It won't be just a graphics update, it'll be improving on everything.
I would also think better voice recognition, and better AI. They can always do software updates and add new things and peripherals.
With so much going for Kinect, Xbox will go beyond graphics update that's for sure.
I'm feeling some "doubt it" on that one.
yes the next ps4 will kick the pcs arse for a while cmon.
um..no. there might be some features with cloud computing next-gen.
PS4 Will be More Powerful Than the Next Alien Gaming PC, let's just wait and see
Your crystal ball has a crack in it. They need to keep the cost DOWN, thats not going to work then.
@jose lol....you're a funny kid, the ps4 will not be as powerful as a gaming pc from 2010 it will not do; 1200p 1440p 1600p 8x, 12x, 16x, 32x, 64x anti aliasing my pc does all that right now. it's a nice dream you have though. the thing is, people who buy consoles generally are not willing to pay for that type of quality, people crapped their pants about the ps3 being $600 at launch. $600 is nothing if you want amazing visuals and perfect performance. ps4 will most likely launch with a bare bones $450 sku and a better equiped $550 sku, and you won't ever get cutting edge tech for that, even if they sell it at a loss of $200 per unit, it will not do what my pc was capable of doing 2 years ago.
I'm starting to think that the next Xbox will be fairly radical, more than just a graphical update. I think the rumours of a touchscreen on a controller (smaller than the Wii U though) may become a reality as Microsoft won't want to be blindsided like with the Wii; they will want to cover all bases this time. Coupled with a higher resolution and virtually lag free Kinect will allow games to use the controller, and/or touchscreen, and/or gesture, and/or voice control which could make for some incredible gaming experiences. I think there will be two SKU's, one with hard drive and one without, like the current generation. Microsofts games division is profitable and they have achieved their aim of gaining a lot of market share this generation. I expect them to be very aggressive for the next gen as they seek to dominate. The next Playstation, to me, is a bit of a wildcard. With Sony's financial difficulties will it be an evolution of the current console with an upgraded Cell chip and new GPU? And what about the Move controller, will this be upgraded or will they move to a Kinect type sensor? I think they will stick with one SKU. I think the Wii U will do quite well, they seem to have learned from the deficiencies of the Wii (poor online and third party support) and it will be interesting to see how they fare against the existing HD consoles in the short term.
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